National Merit Commended Students and Semifinalists

National Merit Scholar

The following students have been identified through the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program Competition:

Commended Students:

Mason Flora

Samantha Street


National Merit Semifinalist (Competing to become a Finalist):

William Pickrell

Over 1.5 million junior students took the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, otherwise known as the PSAT/NMSQT, a nationwide competition for recognition and awards conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  This past spring, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation identified the top 50,000 highest scorers across the country.  34,000 of those high performers or the top 3% in the country were identified as Commended Students for their achievement on the 2019 PSAT.  Congratulations to both Mason Flora and Samantha Street for being named as Commended Students through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  The remaining 16,000 students or the top 1% in the country who scored the highest on the 2019 PSAT were identified as National Merit Semifinalists.  These students move on to compete in a very rigorous application process, contending to be named as a National Merit Finalist, thus opening the door to scholarship opportunities.  Congratulations to William Pickrell for being named as a National Merit Semifinalist.  William will learn of his finalist standing this February.  Again, congratulations to all of these students on a job well done!

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